My heart was blessed... by the sound of mu­sic

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I had the priv­i­lege of watch­ing a charm­ing ren­di­tion of The Sound of Mu­sic pre­sented on its open­ing night at The Teatro at Mon­te­casino in Four­ways. The feel­ing of an­tic­i­pa­tion as the lights dimmed for the start of the show was bril­liantly mag­ni­fied by the orches­tra, di­rected by Louis Zur­nam­mer.

The story is told of Maria Rainer who is asked to leave the Nurem­berg Abbey to be­come gov­erness to the 7 Von Trapp chil­dren shortly be­fore Aus­tria is in­vaded by Ger­many.

Maria has never been a gov­erness be­fore and the chil­dren are not par­tic­u­larly keen on hav­ing a gov­erness which al­lows for some very funny and heart warm­ing sce­nario’s. This is a beau­ti­ful story filled with love, hu­mour and of course mu­sic and song. Some of the most mem­o­rable songs of all time are sung in this mu­si­cal, in­clud­ing “Do Rae Mi”, “My Favourite Things” and, of course, “The Sound of Mu­sic”.

Bethany Dick­son, who played the role of Maria, put on an out­stand­ing per­for­mance. Her love of mu­sic was so ap­par­ent in this show and it looked to me like she was hav­ing a tremen­dous amount of fun. Bethany has an in­cred­i­ble talent of draw­ing

by Taryn Zoë Gurr

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